Inspired to Restyle my Home at the Living etc. House Tours

21st July 2015

Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home


I’m feeling inspired after attending the Living etc. House Tours with ao. It was a snooper’s paradise despite feeling a little odd wandering around the homes of strangers! I was especially honoured to visit the home of Debi Treloar. I’ve admired Debi’s photography and styling for many years and so it was a joy to finally meet her!

Spending a day looking at eclectic London homes and chatting to fellow interior bloggers generated a lot of creative thought. As I travelled back to Oxford I decided I would get all the jobs in my home done before Christmas and give it a reshuffle and restyle.

Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home


I’ve recently updated my living/dining space and so my plan was to address the other rooms. I wanted to make them feel as calm, look as minimal and be just as easy to keep tidy.

To-do list:

1. Remove the few remaining kitsch collectables and vintage florals.
2. Repaint the hall, bedroom, en suite, office/guest room and bathroom.
3. Replace the vintage floral curtains with pale taupe or white linen blinds.
4. Replace the dated taps in the bathroom and en suite.
5. Replace the bathroom and en suite mirrors.
6. Address the lamp shades in the Hall and office/guest room.
7. Restyle each room.

Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home


I’m not quite ready to get my tripod out but I can report that I’ve already completed numbers one, three, four and six and I’m a third of the way through two. Go me!

The restyle to date has been relatively inexpensive. I took advantage of the Homebase 15% weekends and my lampshades and blinds were from John Lewis enabling me to take advantage of the free delivery. A further declutter has given an even greater sense of space and after years of vintage and kitsch, I’m enjoying a more contemporary look. After all modern is the new vintage!

There’s still some way to go but the positive changes have motivated me to continue. I’m looking forward to relaxing in my restyled apartment when the evenings draw in and I will, of course, share everything with you once it’s done. If you’re planning a restyle I’d love to hear your ideas – we can keep one another motivated!

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a super stylish day!

Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home
Living Etc House Tours || Inspired to Restyle my Home

I was invited to the Living etc. House Tours by ao. All views are my own.

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  • Reply Victoria - Florence and Mary 21st July 2015 at 8:30 am

    Debi's home is exactly the sort of feel I want. I'm currently restyling my living room, at the moment its very grey, black and white which I love but just need some colour back in my life. I'm going all boho haha.

    Victoria x

    • Reply Candy Pop 21st July 2015 at 8:41 am

      If Living etc run the tours next year you must come along, it was great fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. I'm pretty sure when I get bored of all the neutrals the colour will creep back in! Have a lovely day.

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 21st July 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I think I just have been drooling over my Ipad, looking at your photos…. Just gorgeous…

  • Reply Kimberly Duran 21st July 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Your pictures are just stunning and that house was for sure one of my favourites as well! Looking forward to your restyling 🙂 xxx

    • Reply Candy Pop 21st July 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Bless you, thanks! I loved the light in Debi's home, it was a joy to photograph. I hope to see you again soon! x

  • Reply Lobster and swan 22nd July 2015 at 10:52 am

    Wowee!! Amazing pictures, very much in love with those cockatoo wall sconces!

  • Reply Katy Orme 22nd July 2015 at 10:56 am

    WOW! Your photographs are absolutely wonderful. So, so beautiful – I'm blown away xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 23rd July 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Katy! And thank you for a great day, I still can't get over how hot it was! x

  • Reply Jo 22nd July 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Snooping round beautiful homes sounds like a fantastic day out! I love all the mismatched chairs in the 5th photo. I've always fancied doing something like that.

    Looking forward to seeing your newly decorated and restyled space. You've certainly been busy! I'm slightly gutted to hear you've taken down the awesome floral curtains but it's definitely good to freshen things up with a change.

    • Reply Candy Pop 23rd July 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Jo. Sorry I've removed my curtains.. But trust me it looks better! 🙂

  • Reply claire 22nd July 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Gosh I love those lanterns in the hallway!
    Claire xx

  • Reply 24th July 2015 at 8:42 am

    So inspirational !This deco pictures are amazing.

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th July 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Eva. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 28th July 2015 at 10:33 am

    OMG I love these photos and the interior style. I think I might have to do some serious pinning! Am slightly upset re your amazing curtains too but I understand 😉 xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 29th July 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Kat! A change is as good as a rest…. x

  • Reply Daisy Jones 30th July 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Wowee a house and interior snoopers dream come true!
    I'm looking forwrd to your re-shuffle.
    I think seeing all those new interiors esp. Debi T's would make me want to move!
    best d x

    • Reply Candy Pop 1st August 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Daisy, thanks for popping over. It was a very inspiring day!

  • Reply Abi 10th September 2015 at 8:02 am

    I love these photos, the looks are so unique and eclectic! Abi

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th September 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you Abi for stopping by!

  • Reply Julie 31st March 2017 at 9:51 am

    I love these photos, so very inspirational !!!

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